FILE - Five years after hitting rock bottom, the Portland Winterhawks have climbed back into the elite among major junior hockey, with large crowds cheering their winning ways at both Memorial Coliseum and the Rose Garden. Undated photo. (Christopher Onstott/Portland Tribune)

Winterhawks reborn

A little more than four years after being purchased by Calgary oilman Bill Gallacher, the Winterhawks are the standard by which other WHL fr…

FILE - The Mount Tabor Reservoir in Portland, Ore. Undated photo. (Christopher Onstott/Portland Tribune)

Watchdogs howl at city water rate plan

They are demanding the City Council reimburse ratepayers more than $50 million on what they call illegal spending on noncritical mission pro…